(…which, if he ever reads it, I’ll go to the foot of our stairs – but anyway, here goes…)
Jimmy. Very soon, you will be elevated to the position of Host Of The Tonight Show – which will probably be the pinnacle of your career (unless you’re also working on a cure for cancer, in your basement).
And I’m sure you’ll make a better fist of it than Coco did.
However, before you assume the post, PLEASE do something about your SCRIPTS. The monologue material is fair and although the “Thank-you Notes” feature has become a tad THIN of late, that new “Superlatives” bit is pretty good.
But you MUST do something about the INTROS to these pieces.
EVERYBODY can now QUOTE them: “…that’s a great New York City crowd…”, “…I’m running a bit behind…” and “…most likely to succeed, class clown…” – SURELY you can SKIP these repetitive, annoying rotes?
I realize it’s hard to come up with new setups every night for regular features – so just DUMP them. Dave simply HOLDS UP his Top Ten and goes straight INTO it.
I accept that this is a small quibble and I’m confident you’ll do well on TTS. But if you want to MAXIMISE that success…